The Dark Journey By Hoa Minh Truong: Horrors of Life in the Reeducation Camps of Vietcong Recounted by Survivor
Nearly three decades ago, Hoa Minh Truong left the reeducation camps of Vietcong to begin his life anew in Australia. Now, with vivid detail, he recounts his fate and the fate of so many others, imprisoned simply for being on the losing side of war.
Hoa Minh Truong’s story is not one that seeks to cast blame, rather it is an honest accounting of a period of time — and more than 100,000 lives — that history would prefer to ignore.
As he describes passing the child soldiers of the conquering force, who’d been heavily armed by Russian communists, he evokes both horror and confusion. Forced into camps that were truly prisons, Hoa and other military personnel and civil servants were subjected to unimaginable conditions.
A first-hand narrative, Hoa’s story gives voice to the many lives that were silenced forever. Told with humility and grace, The Dark Journey is a humbling tale of the darkest sides of humanity and the resilience of the human spirit.
Soft Cover – 6×9 – 246 pages – $14.95
ISBN / SKU: 1-60911-161-3
Hoa Minh Truong is a frequently published author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in the Vietnamese language. He now lives in Perth, Australia, with his wife and daughter. Of his motivation for writing this book, he says, “While living in the reeducation camp I promised myself that if I survived, I would tell the truth of what happened to all of us who were held captive and forgotten by the world after the war.”